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Lighting Tips for your Home

Updated: Mar 29, 2023

Lighting can be more important than you think and can play a big factor in the overall feel of any room in your house. It's important to understand how to take advantage of artificial lighting to see how it can highlight a piece of furniture, create a path, even create illusions in your home.

Here are some tips for lighting in your home!

Directional Lighting

Invest in directional floor lighting to avoid the harsh brightness from a regular light. This provides you with a more subtle light that can direct you to other rooms in your house

without being too intense. Perfect for midnight bathroom breaks or getting a midnight snack in your kitchen!


Use specific lighting to highlight a piece of art hanging in your home, an architectural element, or even a piece of furniture. Using a spotlight is another way to highlight statement pieces in your home that add sophistication and elegance.

Choosing the Bulb

Do your research on the type of bulb you want to use. Whether you want your bulb to be colored, energy efficient, or even the type of atmosphere you want the room to be. The type of bulb you use can greatly impact the overall feel of the room.

Adding Depth

Just like with plants and sculptural pieces, add depth with your lights! Try using a lamp or chandelier with multiple light sources on it that vary in different heights and sizes. This can create an illusion of height and depth in any room!

Make a Plan

Before you start with any project, it’s always important to make a plan with what you do. Map out where you want your lighting to be and how you think it will work with all the other pieces in your room. Decide what you want to highlight, how you want to highlight it and go from there!

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